20 years after tornado, Kelly Clem speaks at church commemoration

The Rev. Kelly Clem stands to offer the benediction and blessing at Goshen United Methodist Church in Piedmont, Ala., at the close of the service commemorating the 20th anniversary of the Palm Sunday 1994 tornado that killed 20 members of Goshen Methodist Church, where Clem was then pastor.

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